Land of Battles
Casentino is rich in history and legends and was set of numerous battles. Here was fought the famous and bloody Battle of Campaldino between Guelph and Ghibelline where also Dante Alighieri fought.
Legend has it that on every June 11th, the battle's anniversary, on the battle field of Campladino the ghosts of dead knights appear. Someone says that you can even see stones flying as it used to be during the battle.
There are 13 municipalities in Casentino that form the Comunità Montana del Casentino. Main destinations here include Poppi, Bibbiena, Pratovecchio, Stia and Chiusi della Verna.